Running a Team Challenge event

What is Team Challenge?

Team Challenge is a fun competition designed for mini and junior tennis players, but there are adult events as well. Players compete in small teams for points over a short series of matches, with winners being awarded medals. There are prizes to be won by other players too, with all players receiving certificates provided by the LTA.

More than 600 clubs introduced Match Weeks in their programmes in 2019 and there was more than 30,000 entries to play in a Team Challenge Festival - why not join in now?!


 There are 2 Team Challenge formats, of which you can run one or both all-year-round, across all your age groups:

Team Challenge: Match Weeks

  • The middle and last week of your coaching programme becomes Match Week e.g. before half term or the end of term
  • Teams play fun, competitive matches in any format you like
  • You control the format with the support of resources from the LTA
  • An excellent way to keep players engaged & having fun with no additional organisation

Team Challenge: Festivals

  • These are bigger events that take place on the last week of term or half-term
  • Festivals can be run within your venue alone or you can invite others to take part
  • The LTA provide dedicated resources packs including medals, certificates, prizes and more
  • You choose the theme of the pack from either the standard Team Challenge packs or one of the seasonal themes (e.g. Summertime Slam / Halloween Monster Smash / Back the Brits / Girl Set Match )

What do you get in the packs?

Team Challenge: Match Week Team Challenge: Festival
  • 16 Red vs. Blue team stickers
  • 16 Certificates
  • 4 sets Challenge Cards
  • A3 Poster for clubhouse “what & when”
  • Scorecard for the coach
  • Suite of social media-ready banners
  • Access to online artwork resources.
  • 16 themed stickers
  • 16 themed certificates
  • 4 Medals
  • 16 Prizes and giveaways
  • 1 Inflatable trophy
  • Draw sheets
  • A3 poster for clubhouse
  • Suite of themed social media-ready banners
  • Access to online artwork resources
  • Disability tennis resources if required for your event.

Tennis Ball Rewards

Organisers who consistently run and report on completed events will be rewarded and recognised by their Regional Competition Development Partner with FREE tennis balls! 


Winter Indoor Court Grant

There is a grant available to any organiser who is running an indoor event over the winter months to help with the costs incurred to keep tennis balls bouncing and players active.

 The details are:

  • Events must take place 1st Nov 2019 – 29th Feb 2020 inclusive.
  • Grant of £100 per event-day* available.
  • Maximum of one £100 grant per day.
  • You may apply for multiple grants where you run events on multiple days or you run multiple events on separate days in the relevant months.
  • Grants payable on receipt of results via the normal online results form**.
  • Grants paid at either the end of December ‘19 or February ’20 (subject to results being entered).

To apply for a grant:

Simply email us at  and we will send you the relevant forms that we require you to complete.

*you event-day is a single day. If you have multiple events in a single day, a maximum of one £100 will be available.
**Results must be entered via the Results Form on the team challenge web page before a grant will be paid. The LTA reserves the right to query or deny the payment of a grant if no results are entered in a timely manner or for any other reason.

Contact Us

Please email with any questions you may have regarding Team Challenge